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Clean and Competitive?: Motivating Environmental Performance in Industry

By: Rupert Howes, Jim Skea and Bob Whelan

194 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Dec 1997 | #66610 | ISBN: 1853834904
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #66611 | ISBN: 1853834912
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This book explores in detail responses to three sets of environmental issues (climate change, air quality and contaminated land) at the global, national and regional-local levels. It also addresses various approaches to dealing with other environmental problems, including traditional regulation, partnership approaches, voluntary agreements and market-based instruments.

This fascinating and illuminating book is replete with sophisticated analysis of the business environment interface. It is objective and pragmatic, but never takes its eye off the fundamental challenge to business and society posed by the imperative of sustainable development. A state-of-the-art account of this complex area,: Paul Ekins, Director, Forum for the Future


The Business-Environment Debate * Managing the Environment * Global Environmental Issues: Ozone Depletion and Climate Change * National Environmental Issues: Acid Rain; Air Quality and Road Transport; and Volatile Organic Compounds * Regional and Local Environmental Issues: Water Quality and Contaminated Land * Integrated Pollution Control * Waste Minimization: a Route to Profit and Cleaner Production * Voluntary Approaches to Environmental Management: End-of-Life Electrical and Electronic Equipments Recycling * Economic Instruments * Next Steps * Endnotes * Selected Bibliography * Index

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Rupert Howes is Executive Director of the Sustainable Economy unit Forum for the Future, London, and was previously Research Fellow at SPRU Jim Skea is Director of the Economic and Social Research Council's Global Environmental Change Programme and is Professorial Fellow at SPRU Bob Whelan was previously Chief Executive at CEST, and is now Senior Science Adviser at the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies, Seville.

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